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Alliance for Community Trees Day

November 15, 2022

Presented by: The Arbor Day Foundation

Event Information

The trees that make up our communities also inspire us to work together to change our cities and towns for the better. Not only are trees at the heart of our missions, but they keep us connected throughout the year as we learn and grow together, as a network. Together we’re inspiring new tree planters and planting more trees than ever before. Alone, in our communities, we can do so little. But working together, as a network, we can do so much. Knowing that we’re stronger together will allow us to continue raising the awareness of trees as a solution to some of the world’s most pressing issues. For over 25 years Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) members have planted and cared for trees, changing the landscape of our community habitat. Join us this year at ACT Day to network, learn, and be inspired by members and other industry professionals as we strengthen this network and industry – together.

This meeting offers:

  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • Networking
  • Educational sessions

Registration Fees

$150 for members

$250 for non-members

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2022 Agenda

Tentative, subject to change.
All events are at the The Westin Seattle unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  • 7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00–8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks Matt Spitsen, Arbor Day Foundation
  • 8:15–8:30 a.m. Welcome / Our Nation’s Urban Forest Beattra Wilson, USDA Forest Service
  • 8:30–8:50 a.m. Welcome to Seattle’s Urban Forest Forterra
  • 8:50–9:20 a.m. Environmental Justice in Urban & Community Forestry Dr. Christine Carmichael, Fair Forests Consulting
  • 9:20–9:35 a.m. Adapting Community Forestry for the Future Brian Wiedenmeir, Friends of the Urban Forest
  • 9:35–9:50 a.m. Creating Equitable Canopy Through Tree Maintenance Kate Bolkin, TreesCharlotte
  • 9:50–10:00 a.m. Avoiding the Sow and Go with Groundwork Bridgeport Beth Corrigan, PlanIT Geo
  • 10:00–10:30 a.m. Break & Speaker Table Topics (10:10-10:30 a.m.)
  • 10:30–10:50 a.m. Disaster Planning for the Urban Forest Matthew Lee, Green Infrastructure Center
  • 10:50–11:15 a.m. Tree Equity Score: Catalyzing Urban Tree Action Chris David, American Forests | Geri Rosenberg, American Forests
  • 11:15–11:30 a.m. Planting Orchards in Schools Richard Hodges, ReTreeUS
  • 11:30–11:45 a.m. Reforesting Jefferson County Public Schools: Creating Synergy for City-Wide Impact Charlotte Jones, TreesLouisville
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pocket Forests for School Yards to Replace Turfgrass Tania Dautlick, Keep Durham Beautiful
  • 12:00–1:15 p.m. Lunch & Speaker Table Topics (12:00-12:20 p.m.)
  • 1:15–1:35 p.m. Starting a Tree Nursery: What You Need to Know Megan Higgins Palomo, Trees Pittsburgh
  • 1:35–2:00 p.m. DC State Nursery at Casey Tree Farm: Partnerships and Production Techniques Reid Kemp, Casey Tree Farm
  • 2:00–2:15 p.m. Behind the Scenes: Program Processes and Workflows Michael Dugan, Openlands
  • 2:15–2:30 p.m. How to Manage What You Can’t Measure: The Backend of an Urban Forestry Nonprofit Italia Peretti, Casey Trees
  • 2:30–2:45 p.m. Climate Action Rooted in Idaho's City of Trees Matt Perkins, Idaho Department of Lands
  • 2:45–3:00 p.m. Tree Giveaways: Lessons Learned & Best Practices Dan Dinell, Trees for Honolulu’s Future
  • 3:00–3:15 p.m. Tree Stewards Training in the Time of Zoom Tom Schreiber, Tree Care Coordinator
  • 3:15–3:45 p.m. Break & Speaker Table Topics (3:25 -3:45 p.m.)
  • 3:45–3:55 p.m. Carbon Credits for Urban Trees Mark McPherson, City Forest Credits
  • 3:55–4:15 p.m. Marketing and PR for Urban Forestry Nonprofits Jeff Salem and Ashley Stephan, Arbor Day Foundation
  • 4:15–4:35 p.m. Money Trees: Effective Contractual Partnerships with Nonprofits Lee Mueller, Davey Resource Group
  • 4:35–5:00 p.m. How Exceptional Partnerships and Effective Collaboration Created an Innovative Urban Forest Master Plan Catherine Martineau, Canopy | Walter Passmore, CAL FIRE
  • 5:00–5:25 p.m. Special Event
  • 5:25–5:35 p.m. Closing Thoughts Matt Spitsen, Arbor Day Foundation
  • 5:35–6:30 p.m. Social Hour

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